Famous South Korean K-Pop Singers

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 1 
Jungkook
(Singer)
Jungkook
122
Birthdate: September 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

One of the most loved South Korean celebrities, Jungkook is the lead vocalist, dancer and rapper of the extremely popular South Korean musical band BTS. The charismatic and talented artist joined BTS in 2013 and has since then entertained audience with his songs, videos and live performances. Jungkook has also done solo projects and appeared in many TV shows.

 2 
Kim Taehyung
(Member of South Korean Boy Band 'BTS')
Kim Taehyung
94
Birthdate: December 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea

Kim Tae-hyung is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the popular boy group BTS, for which he is a vocalist. Renowned for his baritone singing voice, Kim is regarded as a role model by other Korean artists like Younghoon, Jaehyun, Byun Hyun-min, Yeosang, Jungseung, Mingi, and Yunmin.

 3 
Jimin
(Singer)
Jimin
87
Birthdate: October 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
 4 
Kim Seok-jin
(Member of the South Korean Boy Band "BTS")
Kim Seok-jin
78
Birthdate: December 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gwacheon-si, South Korea

As a member of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, Kim Seok-jin is idolized in Korea and drooled over by girls across Asia. One of the most popular singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Seok-jin is popular for his falsetto voice. Also a well-known philanthropist, Kim is a UNICEF Honors Club inductee.

 5 
IU
(Singer)
IU
87
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
 6 
Kim Jong-hyun
(Singer-songwriter)
Kim Jong-hyun
54
Birthdate: April 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: yehwa-dong, Seoul
Died: December 18, 2017

Kim Jong-hyun was a South Korean record producer, singer-songwriter, author, and radio host. Kim was the principal vocalist of the popular boy band Shinee before he committed suicide at the age of 27. In 2018, his family members established the Shiny Foundation in an attempt to help struggling young artists.

 7 
Cha Eun-woo
(Singer)
Cha Eun-woo
85
Birthdate: March 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gunpo-si, South Korea

Cha Eun-woo is a South Korean model, actor, and singer. He achieved popularity as part of the famous boy band Astro. His popularity increased after playing Do Kyung-seok in a television series titled Gangnam Beauty, after which he was named in GQ Korea magazine's Men of the Year list in 2018.

 8 
J-Hope
(Rapper)
J-Hope
76
Birthdate: February 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ilgok-dong, Gwangju, South Korea

J-Hope is a South Korean rapper, record producer, and songwriter. He gained international recognition as one of the members of the popular boy band BTS. Also a well-known philanthropist, J-Hope has donated 250 million Korean won to an organization called Child Fund Korea. His career and humanitarian efforts have made him an idol in Korea.

 9 
Jennie
(Singer)
Jennie
135
Birthdate: January 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, South Korea

South Korean singer and rapper, Jennie, became popular as a member of the girl group Blackpink. She decided to pursue a career in music when she was a teenager. After being active in the music industry for a few years, she gained international fame after being selected for Blackpink. She has since embarked on a solo career as well.

 10 
Kai
(Singer, Actors)
Kai
69
Birthdate: January 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suncheon, South Jeolla, South Korea

Kim Jong-in, better known as Kai, soared to stardom as part of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO. A trained dancer, he won the S.M. Youth Best Contest at 13. He later began performing as part of the K-pop supergroup SuperM. He also went solo with a mini-album later.

 11 
Do Kyung-soo
(K-Pop Singer)
Do Kyung-soo
48
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

South Korean singer and actor, Do Kyung-soo, is best known for his association with the South Korean-Chinese boy group, Exo. Interested in singing from primary school, he joined Exo in 2012. As an actor, he has appeared in many TV shows and films. In 2019, he enlisted as an active duty soldier for his mandatory military service.

 12 
Im Yoon-ah
(Singer)
Im Yoon-ah
57
Birthdate: May 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Daerim-dong, Seoul

Im Yoon-ah is a South Korean actress and singer best known for her association with Girls' Generation, one of the most popular South Korean girl groups. Also a popular actress with several awards under her belt, Yoon-ah has established herself as one of the top Hallyu stars. In 2016, she was named in Forbes magazine's Asia's 30 under 30 list.

 13 
Jessica Jung
(Singer And Former Member of the South Korean Pop Group 'Girls' Generation')
Jessica Jung
9
Birthdate: April 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Korean-American entertainer Jessica Jung is a former member of the South Korean girl band Girls' Generation. She has also appeared as Elle Woods in the Korean version of Legally Blonde and has starred in the series Wild Romance. She owns a fashion brand and has released a bestselling novel, too.
 14 
Lee Seung-gi
(Singer)
Lee Seung-gi
64
Birthdate: January 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banghak-dong, Dobong District, South Korea

Lee Seung-gi is a South Korean actor, host, and singer. Dubbed the Triple Treat entertainer, Seung-gi was named in Forbes' Korea Power Celebrity list in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015. One of the top Hallyu stars, Lee Seung-gi is also one of the most popular celebrity endorsers and commercial models in South Korea. 

 15 
Kim Hyuna
(Singer)
Kim Hyuna
53
Birthdate: June 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul

South Korean singer and model Kim Hyun-ah, better known as Hyuna, gained fame as a member of Wonder Girls and 4Minute. With the launch of her solo career, she delivered hits such as Ice Cream and became the first female K-pop artist with 100 million views for a YouTube video.

 16 
Krystal Jung
(Singer)
Krystal Jung
8
Birthdate: October 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Krystal Jung gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group f(x) and then performed for SM the Ballad. Jung has also delivered award-winning performances in series such as The Heirs, The Bride of Habaek, and My Lovely Girl, and has been cast in the Chinese film Unexpected Love.
 17 
CL
(Rapper Best Known as the Member of the Girl Group '2NE1')
CL
8
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 18 
Kim Bum
(Actor)
Kim Bum
80
Birthdate: July 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Kim Bum is a South Korean actor, model, singer, and dancer. After finishing sixth in the reality TV competition series Survival Star Audition, Bum landed several roles in television series. He then gained attention for his performance in series like East of Eden, Boys Over Flowers, and Padam Padam. For his role in Padam Padam, Bum underwent severe weight-loss training.

 19 
Nancy
(Singer, Actress)
Nancy
6
Birthdate: April 13, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
 20 
Seo Kang-joon
(Singer & Actor)
Seo Kang-joon
52
Birthdate: October 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gunpo
South Korean actor and singer Seo Kang-joon is best known as part of the actors’ group 5urprise. He soared to fame with series such as Cheese in the Trap, Entourage, and Are You Human Too? The KBS Drama Award-winning artist has also appeared on the Netflix show Busted!
 21 
Lee Tae-min
(Singer, Actor)
Lee Tae-min
50
Birthdate: July 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul
South Korean singer/actor Lee Tae-min gained fame as part of the group Shinee. He came to be known as the “Idol’s Idol” and soon launched his solo career, delivering hits such as Danger. He also starred in the comedy Tae-Hee, Hye-Kyo, Ji-Hyun and later joined the K-pop supergroup SuperM
 22 
Jeongyeon
(Singer)
Jeongyeon
52
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suwon-si, South Korea Height: 1.67 m
 23 
BoA
(Singer who is only foreign artist with three albums that have sold more than one million copies in Japan)
BoA
7
Birthdate: November 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guri-si, South Korea
 24 
Taeyang
(K-Pop Singer)
Taeyang
57
Birthdate: May 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uijeongbu-si
South Korean singer Taeyang gained recognition after appearing in Jinusean's music video A-yo. He then became part of the boy band Big Bang and later launched his solo career. He is the highest-ranking Korean soloist on the Billboard chart and is known for tracks such as Eyes, Nose, Lips.
 25 
Sunmi
(Singer)
Sunmi
60
Birthdate: May 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iksan, South Korea
 26 
Seo Hyun-jin
(South Korean Actress)
Seo Hyun-jin
49
Birthdate: February 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nowon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
The main vocalist of group M.I.L.K, Seo Hyun-jin saw a watershed moment in her career when she appeared in The Sound of Music, followed by various appearances in number of films and television series. She gained immense popularity when she starred in Another Miss Oh, after which there was no looking back. 
 27 
Tiffany Hwang
28
Birthdate: August 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
 28 
Wendy
(Singer, Voice actress and Radio host)
Wendy
3
Birthdate: February 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 29 
Ailee
(Singer)
Ailee
5
Birthdate: May 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 30 
Nayeon
(Singer)
Nayeon
42
Birthdate: September 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 31 
Onew
(Singer)
Onew
42
Birthdate: December 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gwangmyeong

South Korean singer/actor of Shinee fame, Onew has recently made headlines for his return to music after his mandatory military service. Slapped with a sexual harassment case once, he later apologized, and the case was dropped. His reunion with Shinee was marked by the 2021 album Don't Call Me.

 32 
Lee Joon
(Actor)
Lee Joon
44
Birthdate: February 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 33 
Bobby
(Rapper most well known as one member of the K-pop boy band iKON)
Bobby
2
Birthdate: December 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 34 
Lee Dong-hae
(Singer)
Lee Dong-hae
24
Birthdate: October 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iro-dong, Mokpo

South Korean actor Lee Dong-hae soared to fame with the K-pop band Super Junior. Fans have also loved him on shows and films such as Skip Beat! and The Youth. He has been romantically linked with celebrities such as Jessica Jung and has also appeared on a Chinese postage stamp.

 35 
Im Si Wan
(Singer)
Im Si Wan
25

South Korean singer and actor Im Si-wan is best known as a member of the boy band ZE:A. He has also starred in movies such as The Attorney and series such as Misaeng: Incomplete Life. He has won honors such as the Baeksang Arts Award and the MBC Entertainment Award.

 36 
Park Yoo-chun
(Former Member of the Boy Bands 'TVXQ' and 'JYJ')
Park Yoo-chun
29
Birthdate: June 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

K-pop star Park Yoo-chun made headlines in 2019, he was fined and sentence to a 2-year probation for consuming drugs. Also popular as Micky Yoochun, he has made a name for himself as part of the bands JYJ and TVXQ. Fans also loved him in series such as Miss Ripley.

 37 
Jeon Hye-bin
(Actress)
Jeon Hye-bin
24
Birthdate: September 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do
 38 
Yesung
(Singer, Actor)
Yesung
27
Birthdate: August 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buseong-dong, Cheonan, South Korea

Yesung is a South Korean singer, actor, songwriter, MC, and radio personality. He is best known for his association with the popular boy band Super Junior and its subgroups Super Junior-H and Super Junior-K.R.Y. Over the years, Yesung has made immense contributions to the entertainment industry by recording songs for various movies and television dramas.

 39 
Han Seung-yeon
22
Birthdate: July 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singil-dong, Seoul
 40 
Yong Jun-hyung
(Singer-songwriter)
Yong Jun-hyung
44
Birthdate: December 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 41 
Eun Ji-won
(Rapper)
Eun Ji-won
39
Birthdate: June 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 42 
Eunhyuk
(Singer-songwriter)
Eunhyuk
29
Birthdate: April 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Eunhyuk is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, television host, and dancer. He is best known for his association with the popular boy band, Super Junior. Over the years, he has also been an important member of the band's subgroups, namely Super Junior-H, Super Junior-T, Super Junior-D&E, and Super Junior-M.

 43 
Soyou
(Singer)
Soyou
22
Birthdate: December 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jeju Island, South Korea
 44 
Shin Won-ho
(Singer)
Shin Won-ho
25
Birthdate: October 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Korea
 45 
Baek Ji-young
20
Birthdate: March 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

South Korean singer Baek Ji-young has been active in the entertainment world for more than two decades. Her debut album was a hit, and she followed it up with the quick release of her second album. She has won several awards, including the Best Female Artist and Best OST at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.

 46 
Kangin
(Singer, Actor)
Kangin
30
Birthdate: January 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Kangin is a South Korean actor, singer, radio personality, and television host. He is best known for his association with the popular boy band Super Junior, although he is no longer part of the band. Over the years, Kangin has won prestigious awards, such as an MBC Entertainment Award, MBC Drama Award, and Seoul Webfest Award.

 47 
Nam Woo-hyun
(Singer-songwriter)
Nam Woo-hyun
24
Birthdate: February 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
 48 
Kim Joon
(Rapper)
Kim Joon
33
Birthdate: February 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gwacheon, South Korea
 49 
Lee Felix
(Pop Singer)
Lee Felix
27
Birthdate: September 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales

Lee Felix is an Australian rapper and singer best known for his association with the popular South Korean boy band, Stray Kids. As part of the group, Lee Felix has won many awards, such as Asia Artist Awards, Asia Model Awards, The Fact Music Awards, Gaon Chart Music Awards, and MTV Europe Music Award.

 50 
Park Cho-rong
(Singer-songwriter)
Park Cho-rong
17
Birthdate: March 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea